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Insurer Cigna’s 2Q profit jumps 33 percent
San Francisco Chronicle

Cigna Corp.’s second-quarter net income jumped 33 percent, propelled by its core Global Health Care segment, and the health insurer raised its earnings forecast for 2013.

The Bloomfield, Conn., company’s stock edged up in premarket trading Thursday after it announced the results, which trumped Wall Street expectations for earnings.

Cigna said it earned $505 million, or $1.76 per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That compares to earnings of $380 million, or $1.31 per share, in last year’s quarter.